City Ordinance 11-0102 requires that all dogs and cats over the age of 12 weeks must be licensed by the West Fargo Police Department. In order to license your pet, please bring proof that the rabies vaccination has been given and is current to the West Fargo Police Department. A Police Support Specialist will then issue the license after verifying that the proper vaccination has been given.
You may also apply online for a license on our Animal License form.
Pet licenses for West Fargo residents can also be purchased at 3 vet clinics in West Fargo.
West Fargo Animal Hospital
Healthy Paws Veterinary Clinic
Two Rivers Veterinary Hospital
FeeThe charge for the first three dogs and/or cats is $6 per animal that is spayed/neutered and $10 for those who are not. For households exceeding three dogs and / or three cats, the cost is $100 per license for each additional dog or cat. We accept cash, check and money order. If you chose to pay with a debit / credit there is an additional fee of $2 or 3% of the total fee.
ExpirationThe license will be good until Dec. 31 of that year and will need to be renewed each year.
Snake Possession PermitThe City of West Fargo requires that all restricted non-venomous constricting snakes kept or maintained in the City have a permit and be registered with the City of West Fargo.
- West Fargo City Ordinance Chapter 11 - Animals
- City of West Fargo Snake Possession Permit and Guidelines